Singapore elections

Singapore economy

With hustings over and deepest economic plunge on record, time to get back to rebuilding the economy

"Singapore has a more sophisticated electorate, that isn’t afraid to send a signal to the PAP about its displeasure over the government’s performance even when economic worries weigh heavily on their mind,” says market watcher Leonard Lim.

Broker's Calls

With elections over, it’s “jobs jobs jobs” for the PAP

Now that elections are over, the government will refocus efforts on job creation amid the Covid-19 recession.

Singapore economy

Market analysts cheer a more diverse parliament following watershed Singapore elections

Contrary to fears of a shaken investor confidence following opposition gains, market analysts expect that a more diverse parliament could prevent government "groupthink".

Singapore economy

PAP retains super majority, but suffers weakest performance in 55 years; WP wins record 10 seats

This “signals a new normal in Singapore politics, that the previous narratives of voters responding largely to bread and butter concerns may no longer hold water,” said Leonard Lim, Singapore country director for Vriens & Partners.

Singapore economy

Why the coronavirus pandemic is proving to be the ultimate test for Singapore

As Singapore’s leaders now grapple with what’s turning out to be its worst slump since independence in 1965, the ruling party is looking to extend its mandate in Friday’s election to help reinvent the economy once again.

Singapore economy

Mandate for Singapore post-elections may bode well for nascent rebound for stock market

A new mandate to govern Singapore during the pandemic can bode well for the nascent rebound in the nation’s US$383 billion ($533.83 billion) stock market.

Broker's Calls

US elections have bigger impact than local hustings on Singapore economy

Fears of a second Covid-19 wave are also exerting downward market pressure.

Singapore economy

DPM Heng to double down on trade; will navigate a different future than predecessors

Singaporeans go to the polls next month ahead of the third change in prime minister in some six decades.


Singapore government facing calls to hold off on elections amid virus

Singapore’s government is facing calls from opposition parties and a group of regional lawmakers to hold off on its yet-to-be-announced general elections, citing the health risk to voters amid the coronavirus pandemic and restrictive campaign rules.

No physical rallies, live cheers or music in Singapore’s next elections

It’s going to be a very different election season for Singapore this time around.